Hey, gang. This is my first post. I've had this Fukien Tea for a while now and I'm thinking about styling and or repotting sometime within the next few months. I posted on another forum but it seems when the two words fukien and tea are paired together the only response people will give you is to move it outdoors and that's the end of the story. I keep it in a closet under two 40 watt fluorescent tube bulbs for 16 hours a day. Since I'm in Texas, I leave the air off most of the day and the second you enter the closet it feels muggy and warm, which seems to produce good results for my tree.
My question is, do you think this could make a potential literati style bonsai? I'm thinking that when I repot it i can tilt it at an angle slightly back and to the left/right. Also, maybe I should do an air layer and shorten it to reduce the spiraling trunk? The spiral is evident but not overwhelming, at least I think. Any advice would be appreciated!
(tree on the right)